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President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) Blog

Read more about School’s Out – Stay Active This Summer!
Make sure kids are being active and getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity during their summer break.
Read more about Having a Field Day and Leading a Fun, Active Life
Childhood obesity in America is a national crisis with far-reaching implications. More physical activity is vital.
Read more about Jumpstart Men’s Health in June!
Share your pictures and stories with us on social media using #0to60.
Read more about Go from Zero to Sixty During the #0to60 Challenge
Last month, for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we encouraged you to #MoveInMay and beyond. Now, the time to go above and beyond is here! The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and the National Fitness Foundation want to see you continue your journey of fun, active and healthy living. For June we’re excited to help you accelerate your healthiest life by kicking things up a notch with the new #0to60 Challenge. For the next 60 days we’re committed to showing countless ways to continue your journey from zero to sixty.
Read more about National Senior Health & Fitness Day: Intergenerational Health
Today is the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, a celebration of the nation’s largest health promotion observance for older adults. National Senior Health & Fitness Day unites roughly 100,000 older Americans in 1,000 locations across the nation with one common objective: to encourage and promote the benefits of a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Read more about I Can Do It, You Can Do It! Celebrates Fourth Anniversary
May 21 marked the four year anniversary of I Can Do It, You Can Do It!, the Council’s health promotion program to ensure children and adults with a disability have access to opportunities to be active and eat healthy. Since the launch of I Can Do It, You Can Do It!, 131 sites have been established in 103 cities and 36 states, impacting more than 400,000 people with a disability and their families nationwide!
Read more about National Bike to School Day: Roadmap to Riding
Tomorrow is National Bike to School Day, a great way to stay active during National Physical Fitness & Sports Month and a fun opportunity to show us how you #MoveInMay! Organized by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, tens of thousands of students, families, school and community leaders will be pedaling to celebrate the many health, social, and environmental benefits of biking to school.
Read more about This May, Empower Kids to Be Physically Active
An annual event, National Physical Education & Sport Week, is held May 1-7, to raise awareness for effective health and physical education. Led by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators, this week is dedicated to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs — a commitment known as 50 Million Strong by 2029.
Read more about #MoveInMay for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!
Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages all Americans to #MoveInMay. Why? Because it’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and what better time to focus on being active and becoming a healthier you!
Read more about CDC Offers Training and Resources on Youth Concussion Risks
As an A-student and star soccer player, Sarah was used to hard work. However, after she sustained a concussion while playing a varsity soccer game during her freshman year in high school, she found herself challenged in ways she had never expected.

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#FitTip

Schedule physical activity like you schedule appointments. Planning increases your success.

Take advantage of daily deal websites to save on your favorite workout classes/memberships.

Add variety to water with refreshing additions such as lemons, limes, and/or strawberries.

Having fun while active is the key! Find activities that you enjoy & include friends/family.

If you haven't been active in a while, start small & build up. Some is better than none!

Use commercials for activity breaks. Squats and stretches are quick, excellent choices.

Skip adding salt when cooking; instead use herbs and spices to add flavor.

Teach kids the difference between everyday snacks (fruits/veggies) & occasional sweet treats.

Lettcue, whole tomatoes, red onion, and whole yellow pepper sitting together on a light colored cutting board
Mix veggies into your go-to dishes. Try spinach with pasta or peppers in tacos.

Come together as a family for meals. Spend time with the kids while modeling healthy eating.

Fitness is free—No equipment needed to walk, dance, hike & play. Just get moving & have fun!

Don't stress over a missed workout or sweet treat. Refocus and make the next choice healthy.

Pack your workout clothes at night before bed. You'll be prepared to be active the next day.

Find small activities to add to your work day like a lunch time walk or using the stairs.

Replace a coffee break with an outdoor walk—or take the coffee with you on your walk.

Your health journey is uniquely yours. Don’t compare—strive to be your best self & enjoy!

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